Man Utd winger says he is worried Red Devils will throw away the league.
SOURCE: The Independent
Manchester United wide man Antonio Valencia has admitted that he is getting slightly concerned that the runaway Premier League leaders may once again blow their lead at the top of the table.
“We’re a little worried,” Valencia is quoted in the Independent as telling Ecuadorian radio station Sonorama.
“Last year, we were eight points with six games to go and we lost the league. Now it is 12 points and seven games, and we don’t want it to happen again.”
The Red Devils’ 2-1 loss to city-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford in the top flight on Monday night has cut their lead at the top of 12 points, but with only seven matches of the season left to play it is still going to take a collapse of the biggest proportions for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side not to claim what would be their 20th league title this season.
In effect, United need to win just three and draw one of their remaining games, with the following matches to come: Stoke City (a), West Ham United (a), Aston Villa (h), Arsenal (a), Chelsea (h), Swansea City (h), West Bromwich Albion (a).
However, with four of their next five games to be played on the road, including tough-looking trips to the likes of Stoke, West Ham and Arsenal, followed by a home encounter with Chelsea, things could just be about to get a little nervous at Old Trafford – what Sir Alex Ferguson has in the past famously referred to “as squeaky bum time.”